Lewis learned the sidekick he used from Gordon Doversola at Okinawa-te.
When I got to L.A. in 1967, Lewis didn't train regularly with Doversola, but he would drop by now and then. He was a big, muscular guy, one of only a few serious karate guys who trained with weights.
Time passed, worlds moved ...
Lewis died today, a brain tumor. He was 68.
As I was reading about this, I came across a reference to Shihan Doversola. It has been a few years since I checked up on him, and the reference took me by surprise: Seems that he had a stroke almost two years ago, was in a coma for much of a year, and died in April, 2011.
Not that I could have done anything about it, but I feel remiss in not noticing his passing.
He was 77.